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Cultural Artisans and Practitioners

Cultural Artisans and Practitioners

ʻAnoʻai me ke aloha! Waimea Valley is seeking artisans and expert botanical guides to help us share and perpetuate Hawaiʻiʻs cultural and botanical treasures.
Artisans Create unique cultural experiences for guests at the Valley through lessons, presentations, activities, and other interactive formats. We are seeking practitioners in the following areas:
  • Kālai pōhaku (stone carving)

  • Kani ka pila (music)

  • Kapa (tapa making)

  • Kaula (rope making)

  • Laʻau Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian plants)

  • Lawaiʻa (fishing)

  • Lei Making

  • Loko iʻa; loko kuapā (fish pond)

  • Mahiʻai (farmers)

  • Mahina (moon)

  • Paniolo (cowboy)

  • Ulana (weaving)

  • Waʻa (canoe)

  • Other hana noʻeau

Botanical Guides

Lead tours or talks on Hawaiian (e.g. kalo/ awa), or on a Waimea Valley garden that matches their area of expertise. The Valleyʻs world-class botanical collections feature flora and fauna from around the world with special emphasis on Hawaiʻi.

Artisans and botanical guides are independent contractors paid hourly, working approximately 2 to 10 hours per week. Contracts are issued for a 1-year period.


Contact Kaʻulamealani Diamond

Waimea Valley Cultural Programs Manager

(808) 638-5852,

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Additional Info

Job Type : Contract

Education Level : Not Applicable

Experience Level : Not Applicable

Job Function : General, Customer Service

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